Iliad, books 20-24 tues

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Unformatted text preview: Book 20 o Start of 4 th day of battle, tells gods to pick sides: keep Achilles in bounds o Achilles has lost touch with reality, regaining humanity, composure Post traumatic Stress Syndrome; guilt (death of Patroclus), defeat; Theme: no excess Must stay within bounds of reality; demigod status o Achilles Armor made by Hephaestus, invincible everywhere thats covered o Polydamnus tells Hector to leave fields, Hector refuses; dies for own stubbornness and pride o Killed by Paris {shoots an arrow} o Trojans run from armor& Achilles in person Still stay and fight, ruined by heroic code o Charge begins, Trojans break and run; most destroyed o River tries to rise up and kill Achilles to stop his killing rampage o Achilles takes twelve Trojan youths for sacrifice o Deophoebus and Hector outside of city, then only hector o Achilles and Hector agree to duel, Hector wants to make deal that winner will bury loser, Achilles says no Hector loses nerve, starts to run; three times around the city...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CLASSICS 40 taught by Professor Erickson during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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Iliad, books 20-24 tues - Book 20 o Start of 4 th day of...

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